Nov. 30th National Mason Jar Day
Patent #22186 gave John Landis Mason the exclusive right to
produce his revolutionary new lid for the screwneck bottle. It kept the food inside safe from bacteria
and preserved freshness and taste at a time when people were regularly getting
sick and even dying from poisoning. An entire industry changed for the better,
food lasted longer and could be served the year round. We, at Unboxing the
Bizarre, created today. We are honored to be among the others who have created
days they wish to have remembered for the same reason as we have done. So they
are never forgotten.
How to celebrate – Think of all the uses you have for Mason
jars. Start your own Mason jar collection. Think about all the little
inventions that have changed your life forever.
November 30th National Mason Jar Day
Today the world of food preservation changed forever when John Landis Mason patented #22186 with a screw-neck bottle. It was not really the bottle that changed, though it did by adding threads to the top, it is the lid that revolutionized the industry.
Adding the rubber seal keep germs and bacteria from getting inside the preserved food keeping it safe for consumption. Today was created by Michelle Campbell-Olbert for Unboxing the Bizarre.
How to celebrate – Buy some Mason Jars. Make some preserves. Visit Unboxing the Bizarre.
Thanks to the great people at NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR we now have our very own day “NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY” !!! We at Unboxing the Bizarre are thrilled to be recognized by this very fine organization.
Of course we couldn’t have done it without John Landis Mason who invented the metal ring lid that seals the Mason Jar in 1858. Prior to his invention glass jars had be used for perserving food but had been sealed with a wax that often allowed the contents to spoil. The metal ring creates an internal vacume that can perserve practically anything for as long as you need it.
It’s an American tradition! (Also available in Canada and around the world). Mason’s patent is #22186. Mason was a Philadelphia tinsmith. His legacy lives on with companies Ball, Kerr and Golden Harvest.
We are so proud to have been allowed to set this National Day Calendar Day in honor of a product that has served people so well. It is due this award as a part of our past, present and future.
How to celebrate – Fill the jar with your favorite recipes, make a minature Fairy Garden inside the jar or hang them from a chandelier!